We are giving away two pairs of tickets to see Heavy Brothers & Friends with The Quadrophones on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Mt. Tabor Theater. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, February 24.
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Mt. Tabor Theater
4111 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
More Info: thetabor.com
When asked, “How is being in an all-female band different from being in a mixed-gender band?” Mary Sue Tobin of the all-female saxophone quartet the Quadraphones says, “We make a lot of lists!” Then she erupts in laughter. And they serve white wine at their rehearsals.
Mary Sue Tobin, alto saxophone. A Portland State grad (including a master’s degree), she is also part of the Andrew Oliver Sextet, the Paxselin Quartet, the Portland Jazz Orchestra, Soul Vaccination and other groups.
Mieke Bruggeman, baritone sax. After studying at Northern Arizona University, she served four years as a musician with the U.S. Air Force.
Chelsea Luker, soprano and alto saxes. A Portland native and Florida State grad. Mars Retrieval Unit is her own band.
Michele Medler, tenor. Also co-director of the Portland Youth Jazz Orchestra along with her husband, Ben . She’s been playing in the Chamber Music Society of Oregon‘s orchestras since she was 13.
The Heavy Brothers originated in 1995 with a who’s-who of local talent including members from: The Crazy 8’s, Rubberneck, Nu Shooz, Lenny Rancher’s Lip to Lip, Soul Vaccination, Bobby Torrez Band, Curtis Salgado Band, Body & Soul, and others. They had a highly successful five-year run playing shows and festivals across the Pacific Northwest including the Portland Rose Festival Main Stage, Eugene Brew-Fest, Corvalis DaVinci Days, and also headlining such storied club-venues as: Good Times, The Wild Duck, Roseland Theatre, Berbati’s Pan, Key Largo, Dante's, MT. Tabor and many others. During this time and between their busy performance schedule, the Heavy Brothers album ‘Got It Covered’ was recorded and released in 1999.
After disbanding in 2000, and after a ten year hiatus, The Heavy Brothers reunited for a concert performance in the summer of 2010, and with a v2.0 line-up are playing engagements on a limited basis while also working on new studio material.